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secretary of defense. >> when he takes office, the first challenge he has is he'll be in the middle of the sequester fight meaning an automatic across-the-board cut for the defense budget and every other federal budget that is supposed to happen march 1. >> ifill: and we look at the big money groups supporting and attacking hagel's nomination. >> woodruff: we have two takes onhe war in mali, an on-the- ground report from the newly liberated town of gao... >> ifill: ...and an update on the destruction of ancient manuscripts in the fabled city of timbuktu. >> woodruff: and we close with the story of a soldier who underwent a successful rare double arm transplant, after losing all of his limbs in the iraq war. >> i hated not having arms. i was all right with not having legs. not having arms takes so much away from you out of even your personality. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> viking river cruises. >> bnsf railway. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people
to come tonight, the challenges ahead for a new defense secretary; war ravages mali, and destroys part of its cultural heritage; plus, a rare double arm transplant. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: a federal judge in new orleans gave the go-ahead today to a settlement with b.p. in the 2010 gulf oil disaster. the company agreed to plead guilty to manslaughter and other charges and to pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties. the gulf disaster began with an oil rig explosion that killed 11 people. before the well was finally sealed, it spewed more than 200 million gallons of oil into the sea. senator john kerry of massachusetts was confirmed today to be secretary of state. the vote was 94-3, as the five- term democrat won the overwhelming approval of his colleagues. kerry is 69, and a former democratic presidential nominee. senators from both sides praised him in a rare show of bipartisan support. john has already built strong relationships with leaders across the world. which will allow him to step seamlessly into the role of secretary
senator chuck hagel. why his pick for defense secretary could face a confirmation fight. >>> a health concern you need to know about. ground beef being recalled because it could be carrying salmonella. we'll have the details. patti ann: right now a food recall you need to know about. the fda issuing a warning about ground beef at the center after salmonella outbreak. rick folbaum has all the details from the breaking news desk. hi, rick. >> the cdc has been able to link this outbreak to two different businesses in the state of michigan. so far 16 people in five different states have gotten sick. this is a form of salmonella that can lead to severe diarrhea and fever and cramps. it is usually called by eating raw or undercooked beef and seven of the people who got sick all reported eating at the same restaurant beforehand. the two beef distributors involved, one of them is in troy, michigan, the other in sterling heights. both recalled about 500 pounds of beef each. the products involved were sold in supermarkets and as well as to restaurants. make sure if you have any ground beef in y
the news as soon as we get it. to capitol hill where sparks are flying. a fierce fight for defense nominee chuck hagel battling critics from his own party. >> were you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? were you correct or incorrect, yes or no? >> my reference to this -- >> the question is, were you right or wrong? that is straightforward question. i would like you to answer right or wrong and then you are free to elaborate. >> i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> let the record show he refuses to answer the question. >> i'm a supporter of israel. i said in some cases i am a strong supporter of israel. i think it's in my book we have a special relationship with israel. >> name one person who has intimidated by the israeli lobby in the united states senate. >> first. >> name one. >> i don't know. >> why would you say it. >> i didn't have in mind a specific person. >> do you agree that it's a provocative statement, that i can't think of a more provocative thing to say about the relati
>> greta: the prosecution rested it's case against jody arias. defense lawyers will begin presenting their case january 29th. what is their strategy? >> jody arias killed. there is no question about it. the million dollar question is what would have forced her to do it? and throughout this trial you will hear that she was indeed forced. >> greta: arias is claiming self-defense, claiming alexander psychologically and sexually abused arias. but self-defense was the third version of what happened the night that have brutal shower murder. the dpeens has a long road ahead. we're going to keep you updated tlult throughout the trial. make sure you go gretawire.com. let us know what you thought about this special edition of on the record. good night from washington. thr, starts in two seconds now. >> tonight on huckabee, he helplessly watched as her parents were killed by a mad man. >> i am mad. >>> and susannah reacts to the ban on assault weapons. >> and libya, algeria mali. no doubt that the algerian terrorist had weapons from libya and no doubt that the malian rements aqim hav
they are talking about, and there are photographs that had a whole other side of jodi arias. arias' defense is self defense. that's what she said. she said this was a tough relationship, that he was a sex maniac that threatened her with bodily harm, but a bullet casing and camera may tell a different story in the courtroom. and then there are the lies, one after the other that this woman told police. our sister network, hln has more. >> reporter: jodi arias could join three other women sitting on arizona's death row if found guilty as charged. the state carries out all post 1992 convictions byl lethal injection, and its courts gave the green light for witnesses to observe the entire execution process including insertion of the iv. the state is said to have only enough supply of the drug to carry out one more execution before it is forced to find another method. stokley was put to death last month, and they delivered the iv by cutting into his groin area. that's standard when they find problems getting an iv into the arm. the only woman to be executed in the state's history, ava dugan was put to dea
the group and how they fit into the wider global terror network. >> the white house on defense over defense secretary nominee chuck hagel's explosive and contentious senate hearing. what are the chances that he'll get confirmed. >>> the dow closing above 14,000 for the very first time in years. will it continue? that's the big question. >>> but up first some brand new developments this out of alabama. that's where a 5-year-old boy remains hostage in an underground bunker. at this hour authorities sent a special message to the man holding him there, jimmy lee dykes. the standoff began five days ago when police say dykes kidnapped the boy from his school bus after shooting the driver. jonathan serrie is live at the scene in midland city, alabama. what's the latest? >> reporter: no resolution as the hostage standoff goes into a fifth afternoon. however, authorities say they are in constant communication with 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes communicating through the pvc pipe that provides ventilation from the surface to his underground bunker. authorities say they have no reason to believe that any
, defense, the battle lines are drawn. and the first fights are being fought over the president's second term agenda. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords returns to testify on gun control. her husband, former astronaut, mark kelly, tells me how she prepared for that emotional event. >>> and sunday super bowl, featuring a rivalry between two brothers. we want to welcome our viewers from around the world. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room". >> we're a little over a week away from president obama's state of the union address before congress. but the battles over many of the president's top priorities already are in full swing on capitol hill. both the president and lawmakers started a new push for immigration. this past week, also featured contentious hearings on u.s. defense policy and on slowing the epidemic of gun violence in america. we'll take a closer look at guns, first beginning with vice president joe biden's admission after meeting with democratic lawmakers on capitol hill. >> nothing we're going to do is going to fundamentally alter or eliminate the possibility
alone on what she described as her dream vacation. >>> the defense has started presenting its case in a murder trial in phoenix. jodi arias admitted to killing her boyfriend. she says, though, it was all in self-defense. with mo >> reporter: jodi arias listens as her lawyers call witnesses to the stab. she's accused of stabbing 29-year-old travis alexander 30 times and shooting him in the head. the defense may call arias to the stand this week. legal analyst dan abrams says that move could be a big gamble. >> on the one hand, by calling jodi arias, you are increasing the chances she could get a lesser conviction and also increasing the chances she gets the death penalty. >> reporter: she said they broke up but continued a sexual relationship. prosecutors have shown the jury gruesome evidence from the crime scene, including a picture of alexander in the shower, just before they say he was murdered. the prosecutor says she killed him in a fit of jealous rage. arias' lawyers say she was the victim of abuse by alexander. her story has changed a few times. first she told police she wasn
shooting, self-defense. despite this congress banned the manufacture and sale of hundreds of semi-automatic firearms and magazines from 94 to 2004. independent studies, including one from the clinton justice department proved it had no impact on lowering crime. when it comes to background checks, let's be honest, background checks will never be universal because criminals will never submit to them. there are a lot of things that can be done and we ask you to join with us. the nra ha is made up of millions of americans who support what works. the immediate protection for all not just would of our school children is what is needed and swift punishment of criminals who misuse gun and fixing our mental health system. we love our families, we love our country, we believe in freedom, and we are the millions from all walks of life who take responsibility for our safety and protection as a god-given fundamental american right. thank you. >> thank you, now chief johnson let me begin with you, sir if i could. it's been my experience that many criminals are able to get guns illegally, becaus
and not necessary for the defense. >> nra condemned proposal. gun bans do not work . we are confident that congress will reject senator feinstein wrong handed approach. susana huff aagrees. she say it does nothing to keep minute people safer and she knows first hand what it is like to be in the presence of a mad man with a fire arm. >> i didn't grow nup a house with guns. i don't hunt. but i was given a gun by a friend when i was 21 to carry in my purse for self defense and taught how to use it. a couple of yearrs ago, my parents and i went to a cafeteria in texas on a bright sunny day . we were not in a dark alley. >> that was susaba huff testifying two decades ago. and that bright sunny day was october 16th, 1991 when a man drove his pick up truck through the luby's cafeteria in keileen, texas. >> it took me 45 seconds to realize that this man was not there to commit a robbery or a hit. he was there to simply shoot as many people he could. >> susana did have a gun with her that day. >> when i finally realized i thought i got him and i reached for my purse. he was 12 feet away . you know, is it po
or deception. the defense argued she did not deceive anyone in it case, an element needed for conviction. this was her second trial. her first trial last fall also ended in a hung jury. her case forced the d.a. to drop charges in hundreds of other criminal cases in which her crime lab was associated. >> the investigative unit exposing a massive infestation at a local distributor. now the company says it is ready to reopen. tony kovalev less ski takes us behind the scenes. >> san francisco's archbishop in in the spotlight again over controversial gay marriage remarks. >> we got thinking at some point we should do a better job and go back making it right. >> an emotional ceremony four decades in the making. why it took a local police department so long to honor a fallen officer. >> i'm jeff ranieri in the bay area "weather center." a lot of hazy sunshine. some of the worst air quality in the north, central and also the east bay. what we need is rain to wash this out. none on the radar. we'll let you know when that moves in coming up in just a few minutes. an east bay deli is back in busine
to blow up a christmas lighting ceremony in 2010. the defense claimed entrapment, mohamed bought a fake bomb from undercover agents in a sting operation. >>> the hunt is on in illinois and indiana for a convicted murderer mistakenly released by authorities. steven robbins is serving a 60 year prison sentence in indiana. he was in chicago yesterday to face drug charges ultimately dropped. instead of being returned to indiana, robbins was released from custody. >>> update on the heartbreaking story we told you about yesterday. a vigil and march being held in chicago this afternoon for a teenage girl gunned down just days after taking part in the inauguration. the 15-year-old was caught in the cross fire between gang members making her one of 42 people killed in chicago just since the first of this year. in response to that, amazing gun violence, the mayor will move 200 police officers from desk jobs into the streets. >> we need to work together to protect our greatest resource. the children of the city of chicago. >> we need to get murderers off the street. if they do it once they will do
times and shooting him in the head. the defense may call arias to the stand this week. legal analyst dan abrams says that move could be a big gamble. >> on the one hand, by calling jodi arias, you are increasing the chances she could get a lesser conviction and also increasing the chances she gets the death penalty. >> reporter: she said they broke up but continued a sexual relationship. prosecutors have shown the jury gruesome evidence from the crime scene, including a picture of alexander in the shower, just before they say he was murdered. the prosecutor says she killed him in a fit of jealous rage. arias' lawyers say she was the victim of abuse by alexander. her story has changed a few times. first she told police she wasn't there. >> i'm not a murderer. >> reporter: then arias says she was there, but intruders did it. >> it wasn't me. >> reporter: timely she admitted to killing him but says it was self-defense. h >> if yesterday she was ready to say i did it and today she wants me to buy a crock called self-defense? >> reporter: whether or not she testifies on her own be
hearing for defense secretary nominee chuck hagel. >>> the capitals in town at the verizon center today looking for their first win of the young season against the buffalo sabres. jason pugh has highlights coming up in sports. >>> plus, time running out for these puppies training to be service dogs. why their classes need a new home. >>> and did you get an e-mail from facebook about a cash settlement? don't delete it just yet. it could be >>> one of the boeing 787 dreamliners that caught fire earlier this month had been this the air less than three weeks. the ntsb gave an update on its investigation today. it says the plan had logged less than 200 flight hours before one of its lithium batteries caught fire after landing at boston's logan airport. the same battery on another 787 caught fire in japan on january 16th. dreamliners around the world have been grounded ever since. >>> if you got an e-mail saying you're part of a class action lawsuit against facebook, look closely. might not be a scam. millions of facebook users are eligible for a small share of a class action lawsuit against
milestone on wall street, hillary clinton's last day as the secretary of state, and the next sect of defense. chuck todd will moderate "meet the press" on sunday. first, a great send-off for hillary clinton, and we also saw this morning the world is still a very hot place. >> with that attack in turkey and the embassy. she really has gotten a pretty good send-off, and it's -- it's been interesting to watch the entire democratic party almost unify around her in a way they never did four years ago. look at what president obama did, a joint interview that hess's not done with his own vice president. so it is clear the roads have been plowed for her if she wants to make it back. the question is whether she makes -- >> what do you think? >> my gut is if you made her answer today, she would say no, she's tired, but -- it's one of those you don't yet -- i'll tell you this, joe biden really wants to run, but i think the entire party waits to see what she does. >>> let's talk about the economy. dow over 14,000 today, first time in five years. companies looking pretty good. >> and what happened, we he
or duty or patriotism is unworthy of our founding ideals and those who died in their defense. >> we all watch our televisions and read our papers and go online and have our opinions of our politic officials, our leaders, even our pundits. but ultimately pop star michael jackson was right. he made a song i'm looking at the man in the mirror. the person, the citizen, the leader that you can most do something to correct to shape and mold is the one you look at in the mirror. is that person active? is that person pushing? is that person doing something to make it a better country? do that and we'll get where we need to go. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> the reckoning. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start with this, the reckoning. put up or shut up, d-day. in a shattering moment this afternoon, president obama threw down the gauntlet. he demanded congress pass a potent immigration reform bill, one that fixes the problem of decades, deals with the 12 million people here illegally, stops the illegal
alliance of neocons and gays trying to kill chuck hagel's nomination for defense secretary? we're going to get into that one. that's a favorite of mine. among those opposing hagel, a shadowy group who says it's pro-gay but buys its ad through a top republican firm. >>> and "argo," "lincoln," "the good wife," "veep," there's no denying it, movies and shows about politics are suddenly hot. the great kevin spacey sits in this chair in a few minutes. he's got a new political show called "house of cards." it reminds me of what might have happened if john kerry had not been made secretary of state. >>> let me finish with kerry's confirmation. it happened just an hour ago as secretary of state and thursday's hearing for chuck hagel as secretary of defense. i support both of them. this is "hardball," the place for politics. >>> as i mentioned john kerry has now been confirmed by the united states senate. happened late this afternoon. he's the next secretary of state. in fact, he is secretary of state. the vote was 94-3. the only no votes came from both texas senators john cornyn and ted cruz an
star, purple heart, silver star, taking over both the -- excuse me, state department and defense is a -- whatever the phrase was, is ridiculous. >> obviously, colonel, because you've served does not make you a saint. and it does not erase controversy here but when you hear the vice president rattle off the accomplishments of hagel, you hear the story that he volunteered along with his brother, the only siblings to serve in the same squadron, both saved one another other's lives and then dynamic of being questioned by other individuals that never served this country and they have as lawmakers but not in the capacity of a man on the ground protecting this nation. how does that make you feel? >> well, it's very complex. i'm somebody that believes everybody ought to serve. i'd like to see everybody in uniform one time or another. i laud those who put the uniform on when nobody else would and doesn't necessarily make you qualified to run the defense establishment of the united states of america. it especially if you have views which appear at least on the surface to be counter to thos
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. that's it for me. now to washington to my friend wolf blitzer. >> >>> a very tough day for defense secretary chuck hagel. >>> also, an unfolding scandal involving a united states senator denying allegations of prostitution and free plane trips. >>> eight "new york times" reveals its been under attacks for months by someone in china. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." we were bracing for fireworks at today's confirmation hearing for defense secretary nominee chuck hagel but it actually turned out to be even a lot tougher than many of us expected. republicans grilled hagel raising serious questions about his past statements and positions, especially about israel and iran. at times, hagel seemed to struggle to answer some of those tough questions and other times he gave answers he later had to clarify. let's go to our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin. jessica, it was a tough, tough day for chuck hagel? >> reporter: so far it has been, wolf. chuck was battered by republicans, forcing some stumbles and bruising. so far, no knockout blow but the day of questi
the field. >> so maybe the best defense against this, forgive the pun, but is other players like pressuring players like culliver to maybe change their minds. >> absolutely. brendan ayanbadejo has been a tremendous advocate as chris clucl kluitt of the minnesota vikings. another player of the vikings came out in opposing gay marriage. if you have an issue and engage in it civilly that's one thing but if you defame a member of the group there has to be zero tolerance. the nfl should be embarrassed, horribly embarrassed by this. if it were jews or blacks or any other group, he would be fired from the team. that's what they need to do in terms of taking a strong stance. >> michael angelo, sirius xm radio radio and "huffington post" contributor thank you for joining us. >> thank you, carol. >>> baltimore fans are crazy! >>. ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh >> we're in drinking town with a football problem. ♪ oh, oh, uh-oh >> it's raven-sanity, a 4/7 condition.  >>> i know san francisco fans are crazy for the 49ers but there's something different about the fans in baltimore. when i say they love their r
to have to face defense secretary if he gets confirmed senator chuck hagel during those hearings is this question of sequestration, something that would be on the table, of course, these defense cuts. first he has got to get through the confirmation issue and, boy, was it a rough confirmation hearing. >> kel well, compare it how quickly they confirm john kerry, right? >> right. >> this is the other end of the spectrum. it was almost uncomfortable to watch it times getting hammered by a number of senators. >> pretty much every pundit that you heard from said pathetic, he seemed confused. he messed up some policies he wasn't even familiar with containment. and president obama's position on that. getting notes handed to him. but at the same time, we have got jay carney saying he is doing great. >> yeah. let's listen to him. >> today senator hagel answered the questions appropriately and did a fine job. we believe he will be confirmed. as i said before, he has, i think there has been increase in the number of senators who have come out in support of him. not a decrease. since the hea
to learn the hospital's defense. >> how many people does a hospital say you lost that day? >> one. >> since they weren't born, they weren't people. they did not qualify as a person. >> that's right. catholic health initiatives has argued that under colorado law, to be a person one must at some point have been born alive. a glaring contradiction to catholic church teachings which says begins as the conception. catholic officials said in a statement in this case as catholic organizations we are in union with the moral teachings of the church. that doesn't add up if this case. as a catholic organization, the hospital is supposed to follow the chunk's teachings laid out in the ethical and religious directives from the u.s. council of bishops. no abortions, no contraceptives, nos direct sterilization and it clearly states, cath hick health ministry witnesses to the sangity of life from the moment of conception until death. while the moral debate continues so does jeremy's legal battle. after he lost in the lower courts, the defense lawyers for the doctors and the hospital owned by catholic healt
in the basement of a neighboring building. >>> a grueling day for chuck hagel. the choice for secretary of defense spent much of the day on the defensive with senators grilling hagel on his statements on israel and iran. this was not pretty. was it enough to secure a cabinet position? here is cnn's chris lawrence. >> they attacked chuck hagel from all sides. >> why do you think the iranian foreign ministry so strongly supports your nomination for secretary of defense? >> give me an example where we've been intim dated by the israeli jewish lobby to do something dumb? >> at time he stumbled through his answers and had to repeatedly correct himself. >> i have just been handed a note that i misspoke. >> reporter: leading one senator to say -- >> i want to clarify the clarify. >> reporter: in the muddle, some things became clear. hagel supports a negotiated reductions in america's nuclear weapons. he'll push for spouses of gay and lesbian troops to receive benefits and he believes the u.s. should talk with iran about its nuclear program. >> that's not negotiation. engagement is not appeasement. >> rep
grilled chuck hagel in his bid to become the next defense secretary. the former senator from nebraska was questioned on several positions, including controversial topics. danielle leigh has more on how hagel is addressing their concerns. danielle? >> jim, good afternoon. it was former senator chuck hagel's first time responding to some of his staunchest critics. he spent time clarifying, even retracting some of his past positions. early on, senators made it clear their examination of the former senator from nebraska would not be quick or easy. chuck hagel grappled with senators over whether he was wrong opposing the surge in iraq. i get were you correct or incorrect when you said the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? independents i'm not going to give you a yes or no. i think it's far more complicated than that. >> reporter: hess record as a senator caused frequent concern. in 2001 he voted against sans on iran. >> do you support sanctions against iran? >> yes. >> hagel said he's now open to all options. >> i'm fully committed to t
're not hunting weapons. they're not necessary for defense wednesday, why do we have them? >> the n.r.a. condemned the proposal saying and i quote, american people know gun bans do not work and we're confident that congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach. suzanna hupp agrees, gun control for 20 years and says it it does nothing to keep innocent people safer and she knows firsthand what it's like to be in the presence of a madman with a firearm. >> i didn't grow up in a house with guns, i don't hunt. i personally abhor hunting, and i was given a gun when i was 21 to carry in my purse for defense and taught how to use it. a couple of years ago, my parents and i went on a sunny day, we weren't in a dark alley. >> she was testifying at a u.s. hearing almost two decades ago. that was october 16th, 1991 when a man drove his pickup truck through the window of luby's cafeteria in killeen, texas and began firing. >> it took me a good 45 seconds to realize that this person wasn't there to commit a robbery, he wasn't there for a hit. he was there to shoot as many people as possible as
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